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Dr Char-lee Moyle
Senior Lecturer in Management
Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Management
Discipline *
Business and Management
+61 7 3138 1105
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PhD (University of Queensland)


Entrepreneurship, Labour Market Analysis, Tourism, Econometrics, Microdata

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Dr Char-lee Moyle (also published as Char-lee McLennan) is a DTIS Innovation Metrics Mid-Career Research Fellow in the Centre for Data Science and Centre for Future Enterprise at QUT. Char-lee has a PhD in Tourism Economics from the University of Queensland, for which she won multiple awards including the Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award, the 2012 UQ Dean’s Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence and the 2012 Best Paper Award from the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research.

Char-lee’s research is focused in three main streams of research, specifically: 1) regional economic development and transformation; 2) strategic policy and planning; and 3) the adoption of sustainability. Char-lee has also undertaken numerous commercial research projects, including revitalizing regional tourism infrastructure, undertaking labour market analyses, investigating the gap between supply and demand for indigenous tourism and exploring strategic issues in Australian tourism. Her research has featured in various media outlets, including the Conversation, Brisbane Times, Sydney Morning Herald and GreenAir Online, amongst others.

Char-lee has strong links into government and industry having previously worked as a Senior Advisor Tourism and Economic Development at the Local Government Association of Queensland, as a Research Fellow at the Griffith Institute for Tourism, as a Senior Research Analyst for Tourism Queensland, as a Research Officer responsible for the International Visitor Survey (IVS) for Tourism Research Australia (TRA) and as a Research Officer for Gold Coast City Council’s (GCCC) Tourism Branch within the Economic Development and Major Projects (EDMP) directorate.

Char-lee is a skilled practitioner with expertise in research, grant writing, data management, econometric modelling and economic development and strategy. Char-lee is the Developer of the Longitudinal Australian Business Integrated Intelligence (LABii) database. She was the Team Lead for the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Australia in 2019 and the ‘Data Rockstar’ for MIT’s Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP) Team Queensland. She is proficient in numerous statistical software including STATA, Base SAS, SAS Enterprise Miner, SPSS, R, and Leximancer.

This information has been contributed by Dr Char-lee Moyle.


  • Semester 2, 2018: BSN503 Research Seminar
  • Semester 1, 2019: MGB331 Developing People
  • Semester 1, 2019: MGN506 Contemporary Issues in HRM
This information has been contributed by Dr Char-lee Moyle.


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Awards and recognition

Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
Keynote Presentation: Transforming Regional Tourism to meet the market of 2030. Australian Regional Tourism Network Convention, Roma, 25th of October 2016
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
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Winner of the 2013 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2012 Best Paper Award from the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
The University of Queensland Graduate School Dean's Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence 2012


  • Invited External Supervisor Dr Alexandra Bec (2016) Harnessing resilience for tourism and resource-based communities. PhD thesis, Southern Cross University. Available:

Current supervisions

  • The capacity and role of innovative entrepreneurs (IEs) and entrepreneurial ecosystems (EEs) in creating new regional economic development paths
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Rowena Barrett, Dr Ozgur Dedehayir

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)